Aki Kaurismki's The Other Side of Hope

Starting December 8, see Aki Kaurismki's The Other Side of Hope.

Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the new film from Finnish master Aki Kaurismki Le Havre intertwines the stories of two itinerant protagonists: Khaled Sherwan Haji, a young Syrian refugee who drifts into Helsinki harbour as a stowaway; and Wikstrm Sakari Kuosmanen, a travelling salesman turned restaurateur, who finds Khaled sleeping outside his diner and hires him as a cleaner and dishwasher.

"A comically dark look at countries handling and views of Syrian refugees." Film Comment

"Finnish director Aki Kaurismki delivers his timeliest and most heartfelt film, mixing humor, pathos, and anger." Chicago Reader

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